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Paul Smith
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Lives in Portland, Oregon
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With California getting kicked in the ag by water issues, urban homesteading makes more sense than ever. But for most of us it feels like a twee hobby of Portlandians. I like how the Urban Homesteader project is making it much more accessible and doable for many of us. Rather than presuming we have palatial (or any) backyards, much of what they're sharing is doable even in cramped urban apartments. Go support their Indiegogo! 
This ambitious project aims to teach city folks how to produce their own fresh food, and to work toward sustainable living in an urban setting.
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This is a good question, with a provocative yet common sense path forward. What's your thoughts on this?
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Well put Leslie, totally agree.
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Hey everybody, I’ve got good news: Are you seeking a nuanced, assured, well connected ally to tell and get told your company’s story, via strong #PR, #Copywriting, #SocialMedia? I have a few openings, filling fast, that I wanted you all to have the chance to know about. Let’s talk! #spreadtheword
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Pop #investor question: who/which companies would you see investing in the #startup intersection of food & tech?
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Can you guess which renewable energy has among the quickest payback? You may be surprised!
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So what is it like to eat/cook with insect based foods? A lot more normal than you might suspect, apparently. Check the reviews of Hotlix, Hopper Bars, World Ento and the terribly punny Don Bugito
The science behind entomophagy is obvious, but where do you go from there?
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Truth. Getting tasty food while spurring on a planet positive revolution = Awesome, via +HopperFoods
This is one Kickstarter food campaign that you don't want to miss: Snack Bars...Made from Crickets.
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Do you just want a solid hour with a sharp outside mind focused on your green minded business? Yes, that’d be me. Let’s, shall we? I have a few spots left this week. #microconsulting   #messaging   #copywriting   #strategy  #trends #PR #blogging #susty  #Portland
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Let's face it: Most urban farming is overpriced underproducing window dressing. Flatpackable, cloud controlled, smartly innovative Cityblooms is poised to make a huge impact, able to be deployed everywhere from the most complex urban nooks to import dependent islands, solar powered.
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I know these guys. Great company.
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Bike frame as lock. Intriguing. Your thoughts?
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But I think that finding new paths to greater security is a good thing, as it's a big issue, especially in urban environments. 
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It's clear that +EcoDrain is thinking beyond pure utility with this beautiful, elegant, simple #packagingdesign  
Did you know that showering is typically the single most energy intensive activity that people engage in at home? Every time you shower, energy gets wasted in the form of still warm water going down the drain. “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that between 80 and 90% of the energy used to heat water is lost down the drain.  It’s the equivalent of 350 billion kilowatt-hours  – enough electricity to power 33,1...
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This is no exaggeration. Spread the word!
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We, my friends, have an opportunity, that I'd like your help with. 

My friend +Beth Buczynski wrote a piece for the majorly visible site Distractify, which does an excellent job mainstreaming the idea of us incorporating bugs into our diet, which I predict will become a normal thing within 5 years. The more this article gets shared, the more likely Distractify will post it on their Facebook page, thus getting it in front of another 800,000+ people. 

With huge benefits to the environment, delivered in a way that everyday people can enjoy, the potential impact is enormous. 

In a nutshell: Your sharing the crap out of this would be awesome! :)
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Occupation
Sustainable Business Consultant, Global Trend Tracker, Green Business Blogger, Ghost Writer, Spreader of the Bike Gospel
Employment
  • Shareable.net
    Collective Consumer/Access Economy Blogger, 2012 - present
  • Triple Pundit
    Green Business Blogger, 2007 - present
  • GreenSmith Consulting
    Sustainable Business Consultant, Global Trend Tracker/Analyst, Digital PR/Social Media for Green(ing) and Bike Industry Businesses, Podcaster, 2007 - present
  • 3rdWhale Mobile
    Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2009
  • Greenhome.com
    Content creator, site optimizer, 2006 - 2006
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Currently
Portland, Oregon
Previously
Nevada City, California - San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Oakland, California - London, England - Santa Barbara, California
Story
Tagline
I live at the intersection of sustainability, urban innovation and cycling.
Introduction
@GreenSmith || Global trend tracker for the greater good. PR. Copywriter. Green Business Consultant. I live at the intersection of sustainability, urban innovation & cycling.
Bragging rights
Was an extra on Postman Always Rings Twice, am a geekoneer having been on In Search Of while at Computer Camp in 1980
Education
  • Presidio Graduate School
    2005
  • Goleta Valley Junior High
  • Dos Pueblos High School
  • San Jose State University
    BA Advertising, Minor in German, 1988 - 1992
  • Presidio Graduate School
    MBA, Sustainable Management, 2005 - 2007
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